Chicago Cubs probable pitchers & starting lineup vs. Houston Astros, April 24

Miami Marlins v Chicago Cubs
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With the calendar inching closer to the month of May, it would seem that the Chicago Cubs are ready to take a deeper look at the spots on the 26-man roster but also the 40-man roster.

That would be one of the main explanations for why veteran Garrett Cooper was designated for assignment on Tuesday in favor of Matt Mervis. The Cubs, along with contending, want to see what they have in various prospects with Mervis getting the first shot.

Mervis went hitless in the Cubs' victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night but with Seiya Suzuki out, it would seem that the first base prospect may get an extended run at serving as the team's designated hitter while Mike Tauchman starts in right field.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Jameson Taillon is making his second start of the season after an excellent first outing last week against the Miami Marlins. Taillon allowed 1 run in 5 innings of work last Thursday while striking out 4. With Kyle Hendricks on the IL for the foreseeable future, Taillon will need to find success this season and provide the veteran stability that Hendricks could not.
  • Right-handed starting pitcher Spencer Arrighetti will get the nod for the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Arrighetti has struggled to open the season as injuries have forced him into Houston's starting rotation. In two starts this season, Arrighetti has allowed 9 runs on 11 hits and 5 walks in 7 innings of work.

Chicago Cubs starting lineup, April 24

Houston Astros starting lineup, April 24

What channel is the Chicago Cubs game on today?

  • Game Time: 6:40 PM CST
  • Marquee Sports Network and the Marquee Sports Network app will have the Cubs broadcast tonight.
  • Astros fans can catch the game on Space City Home Network

How do I stream the Chicago Cubs game today?

How can I listen to the Chicago Cubs game today?

  • The Cubs broadcast will be on WSCR 670 The Score
  • Astros fans can tune in on 790 AM KBME and FM 94.5 HD-2 Houston